At a Glance
Sendai is the capital of Miyagi and the largest city in the Tohoku region. It is known as the "City of Trees," given the large number of zelkova trees that line some strees, such as Jozenji-dori. Sendai is composed of 5 districts and has a population of about 1 million. Sendai has a fairly sizeable foreign population, in part due to the number of students studying as Tohoku University and other universities in the city. The population of the city makes it characteristically younger than many other areas in Japan. Sendai is the big city north of Tokyo on Honshu Island, so there's lots to do! Even if you don't live in the city, many people will gather here after work or on the weekends. Although Sendai has a long history, the area is particularly famous for a feudal lord named Date Masamune. He and his clan relocated to Sendai during the Tokugawa period and lived at Aoba Castle. The castle itself was largely destroyed during WWII, but it still remains today as a tourism spot in the city.
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